Triple Five Group, the company that owns the Mall of America, plans to build a bigger shopping destination measuring 200 acres with simulated submarine rides, sea lions, a Legoland, and an artificial ski slope. The mall will be called American Dream and will rise in northwestern Miami-Dade County in Florida.
American Dream Miami
American Dream Miami is planned to be erected at Florida’s Turnpike intersection and Interstate 75 near the Miami Lakes. The development is estimated to cost more than $4 billion and will open 25,000 jobs, The Miami Herald reported. The American Dream is expected to be larger than the Mall of America, Triple Five Group and government officials familiar to the development told The Miami Herald.
Submarine Rides and Largest Ski Dome
The American Dream Miami will have miniature golf, hotels and condominiums. But the star among these features will be the 7-acre lake wherein mall goers can ride self-propelled submarines and explore a Caribbean reef. The mall will also have the world’s largest ski dome, filled with “powder” all year round, including summer. Other features of American Dream Miami include the Art Deco Village of gourmet restaurants, a live theater, Tivoli garden, and a London-size Ferris wheel overlooking the Everglades to the Ocean, the Miami New Times reported.
$50 billion Annual Tax
The American Dream Miami will bring significant boost to the economy. The mall will attract international visitors and will open thousands of jobs in all of Miami-Dade, Mayor Carlos Gimenez said. He said Triple Five will bring in an estimated $50 billion tax yearly after its completion.
“There are a lot of folks in this town. Everybody is focused on high-paying jobs. Not everybody is qualified for them. Twenty-thousand jobs are twenty-thousand jobs,” Gimenez told The Miami Herald.
“It is our intent that this project – American Dream Miami – will exceed our other world famous projects in all respects,” Triple Five said in a statement obtained by The Herald.